Upper Portals and Montserrat Lookout circuit

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Awesome day out taking in these two spectacular locations. We intended to do this circuit the other way around (I.e. anti-clockwise) but couldn’t find the track to cross Yamaha Creek at the T-junction at the bottom of the hill (without going through private property. Probably you just have to, but there is also a big muddy bog to get around there). No worries, did it clockwise in 6 hours including about an hour for lunch, exploring the portals and enjoying the amazing views of Mt Barney from Montserrat Lookout.

Bird Watching
4WD Required
Scrambling or Climbing
Navigation Required
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

How do you get to the start of the walk?

Start at Cleared Ridge carpark at the top of Waterfall Creek Rd (steep and rough 4WD track).


Which maps cover the area?

world wide maps - Mt Barney

Route/Trail notes

A detailed description of the walk!


Do you need any permits? What's the cost?

Other References

How can I find more info? Any guide books?

Take a Walk in South East Qld by John and Lyn Daly


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